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Day 28 (of December)


Friday, December 28, 2012

I have not set hard and fast deadlines for any particular bit of weight loss, or exercise goal, other than the fact of moving making me get to the gym more often in order to score the ugly t shirt (which, for the record, works quite well for sleeping in!). I see so many blogs titled "Day XX", pertaining to the days from the start of the overall journey, or of a particular challenge, and I wonder if that's a strategy that I could employ sometimes. But I'm not sure it would work for me.

I really don't know how I'd react if I set such a deadline, and failed to get there. That's part of the reason I have only tried joining in on one challenge while on Spark People. I didn't last more than a week of the month long challenge, finding myself unable to keep up with its modest demands, before I quit that particular spark team. It didn't lead to falling back into bad habits, or anything dramatic like that, but it was a bit disheartening.

Considering jumping in on another such challenge, but really not anticipating any particular success from something like that, beyond what I'd already do without it. Will have to think about that one a bit.

In a similar vein, I'm not someone who sets any particular new year resolutions. I just figure, a) I'd just be setting myself up to fail, and b) I feel like there's nothing particularly special about the New year that demands resolutions must be set then, and at no other time of the year. A St Patrick's Day resolution made under the influence of green beer can be just as valid a motivator as one made under the last vestiges of yuletide cheer.
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CLPURNELL 1/2/2013 8:46PM

    I don't make resolutions anymore. the two years I didn't I have achieved much more than ever did when I made them. I just have the resolve to pursue what I want in life to the best of my abilities.

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EJRANVILLE 12/28/2012 9:16PM

    I'm not much on resolutions on Jan 1 for the same reason, but from time to time I do try to resolve to change a bad habit. That can be due to a date (Jan 1, Birthday, etc) or some other motivator (doctor visit, friend w/bad health issue, etc.).

I feel you on the online challenges though. Hard to keep up with and can be disheartening. Perhaps we should look for an attainable challenge, yes? emoticon

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LEFTHANDLUKE 12/28/2012 9:07PM

    mine is to not make promises to myself,that i can not possibly keep,even if i did try

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1CRAZYDOG 12/28/2012 8:47PM

    I have to agree with your last statement. I don't tend to make too many New Years Resolutions either. For now, I'm content to go with the flow and take each day as it comes.

Blessings and abundance to you in 2013.

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ASHPATCH11 12/28/2012 8:38PM

    just once good choice then another :)

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